Mai Pham

Mai Pham

Moscow, ID, US

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- Architect with 7 years of working experience in various types of projects from building architecture, interior design to landscape design.
- Worked as an architect at four different architectural firms, two domestic and two international, with diverse working environments. All my years of experience have given me many valuable lessons on what it means to be an architect, to understand clients’ needs, expectations and vision on each and every project in today’s demanding and competitive industry.
- My education and professional experience have helped me to develop a deep understanding on the relationship between the designed space and the natural environment, as well as the relationship between the built environment and human perception, experience, and wellbeing. Personally, being able to see others enjoying their experience in a designed space and appreciating the details of my designs is what brings meanings to my work.



University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

Instructor in:
- Art 121 | Integrated Design Process: Introduction to design process as it relates to art and design disciplines, studio problems to familiarize students with the basic design process, principles, and elements of design. Studio experiences, readings, and written analysis challenge students to explore basic two- and three-dimensional design and color (Fall 2019).
-Art 112 | Drawing as Integrated Design Thinking: Emphasis on drawing as a form of thinking and communication in art and design disciplines, studio problems to familiarize students with strategies using drawing for analogy, translation, imagination, and abstraction (Spring 2020).

Teaching Assistant in:
-Professional Practice | Urban Theories and Issues (Fall 2020)
-Media in Architecture | Global History of Arch II (Spring 2021)

Aug 2019 - current

Hatch Design Architecture, Boise, ID, US, Architectural Intern

- Gained knowledge in US housing timber construction in basic and details.
- Learnt about architectural work in the US (concept design, client’s need, construction type, city code and requirements, design review, submission, and construction drawing set..)
•Construction drawings for Brightstar Stephen (housing project).
•Full concept and Design Development drawings for Storage projects: Luxelocker, Giuliani, Springcreek, Canyon West, Stor it Yamhill).
•Lynx TI healthcare project (COVID laboratory).
•Front landscape, conference room glass wall, project boards.
•Master site plans, and Concept sketches, and 3Ds for Idaho Birds of Prey center, and other commercial and multifamily housing projects.

May 2020 - Aug 2020

SMLAtelier & NaturA Studio, Ho Chi Minh City, VN, Co-founder

-Provided day-to-day leadership and management.
-Recruited and mentored new employees (up to 15+ employees)
-Actively reached out to prospective clients and grow business.
-Led design team from the development of concept design through
the production of quality construction documentation.
-Worked closely with contractors to manage project schedule and budget
- Projects already in operation:
•Da Lat Leguda Buffet Restaurant - Da Lat.
•Fungi Chingu Korean restaurant 1 ; 2 & 3 - Da Lat.
•Yolo Hostel - Da Lat .
•Windmil coffee Phan Dinh Phung - Da Lat.
•Windmill coffee Big C - Da Lat.
•Vuong Pizza - Da Lat.
•Dee Base beer Club - Da Lat.
•Langfarm Buffet Tran Hung Dao - Ho Chi Minh city.
•Villas, townhouses and flats - Ho Chi Minh

Sep 2014 - Jul 2019

Da Phuoc International Urban Area, Da Nang, VN, Advisory Landscape Architect

Work on site to understand the local customs and needs.
- Continuously monitored and flexibly adjusted designs to
accommodate contractors needs and customers’ requirements.
- Applied problems and solutions within building and operation
process of a large residential site.
•Parks, Welcome gate and main landscape axis, Street landscape design,
Villas outdoor and indoor landscape, Pavements and Signages design.

Jun 2016 - Oct 2017

ONG&ONG PTE LTD, Ho Chi Minh City, VN, Executive Landscape Architect

Prepared design briefs and basic plans for design teams base on client’s need.
- Collaborated with senior client decision-makers in developing requirements. Advised on
architecture and landscape problems concerned with environmental planning and cooperated to
design the architecture and landscape.
- Communicated effectively and coordinated with investors, contractors and external consultants
to promptly resolves issues arising during design and construction.
•Projects type: Low rise and high rise apartments, Golf clubs, Parks, Housing..

Jan 2015 - Dec 2015

ONG&ONG PTE LTD, Ho Chi Minh City, VN, Landscape Architect

- Consulted and managed Landscape Architecture projects, supervised the design of landscape
projects. Effectively led a team providing full concept through delivery landscape design.
- Exceeded expectations by utilizing Adobe softwares to produce Design Plans and Concept Boards.
- Coordinated design consultants on multiple projects.
- Complimented on the ability to work with people, build coalitions, and resolve conflicts.

Jun 2014 - Dec 2014

Transform Architecture, Ho Chi Minh City, VN, Architect

- Worked effectively both with team and individually.
- Developed responsibility and time-management skills as team leader.
- Worked under pressure to met tight deadlines without compromising quality. Sharpened
computer-aid drafting and design skills.
•Project type: Hideaway Resort, Living Resort, Residence Area, Hotels.
Designed new logo, name card, greeting cards and brochure for Transform ( still currently used)

Feb 2013 - Jan 2014

Xuong cafe, Ho Chi Minh City, VN, Co-owner

Managed a workshop - cafeteria for Architecture Students and Lecturers with separate successful academic and social activities.

Jan 2012 - Feb 2013

CPG Corporation, Ho Chi Minh City, VN, Architectural Intern

- Communicated effectively and collaborated with team members to achieve excellence in design
and customer service with computer-aid drafting and design skills.
•Projects type: General hospital, Kid city Theme Park, New Urban Area Design.

May 2011 - Aug 2011


University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Current GPA: 4.0

Aug 2019 - current

Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture, Ho Chi Minh City, VN, BArch, City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning - EU Standard Urban Planning Innovation program

2010 Certificate of “Urban design in climate change” - Cottbus University.
2008-2012 Scholarships for Outstanding Academic performance

Sep 2007 - Jun 2012


National Excellent graduate planning project - Viet Nam Urban Planning and Development Association., Award

Yearly National Awards from Viet Nam Urban Planning and Development Association.


Areas of Specialization